BM2 Alonzo R. Settlemire
Record NO: (614)
Rank / Rate
War of Service
Date of birth
Mar 29, 1905
Place of birth / home town
Shawnee TWP
Family Members
High School
Shawnee class of 1940
Enlistment Date
Service Number
Unit / Ship / duty Station
USS Sims DD-409
Date of Casuality
Cause of Death or Status
Lost at sea S. Pacific
Place of Incident
Coral Sea Battle 4 to 8 May 1942
Place of Burial or Memorial
St. Matthew Cemetery
Petty officer Settlemire was lost at sea when the ship he was serving on, The USS Sims, a destroyer engaged in battle against the Japanese in the battle of Coral Sea in WWII was sunk by Japanese bombers. He was a Water Tender 2nd Class Petty Officer. A rate later to be called a Boiler Maker.